The Tumelong Committee in the church of St. Francis Parish in Mamelodi West have food parcels to donate every Friday donated by Pick ‘n Pay. To the congregation of ST. Francis, the month of March has been a month of receiving.
On the month of March on various dates, the committee distributed packs of tomatoes, cabbages, and beetroot to a large number of congregation members of the church. To help this feeding scheme, a vegetable garden was planted with the assistance of Reverend Father Ngcobo and Father Mdau on March 2nd 2011. The vegetables for the garden were fresh from the farm donated by Mr. Anton Louw from Farie Glen.
The drop in centre in Mamelodi West caters for 40 needy children with the help of Tateni Home Care Nursing Services. The home has had the experience of getting a helping hand from Trinity Church based in Lynwood and food parcels were donated to he families of: Khoza from Mamelodi East, Masuku from Mamelodi West, Khaba, Msibi from Mamelodi East, Nkosi, Ringane, Makgathulela from Mamelodi West and Magashu’s family from Mamelodi East. Currently, the Tumelong Mission Services have 18 registered families.
Compiled by: Helen Ngoasheng
Parish Coordinator: Tumelong